Saturday, January 26, 2013

Liver Trivia or Triver Livia

Things I think about:
Did you know that every vertebrate has a liver? This means that if you have a backbone, then you have a liver. So, when someone says, "He has no backbone," meaning that the person doesn't have courage to stand up for themselves, then they can also say, "He has no liver,"  since if you don't have a backbone, you don't have a liver either.
Vertebrates include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, primates, rodents and marsupials. 
  • Do marsupial livers have pouches?
  • Are fish livers buoyant?
  • Do bird livers have wings?
  • How do rodent livers deal with that horrible diet?
  • If a reptile eats a rodent, does that mean the snake's liver has to deal with whatever the rodent's liver was processing?

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